- a word or line of verse of four syllables.
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Tetrasyllable, tet′ra-sil-a-bl, n. a word of four syllables.
Each line ends with a trisyllable or a tetrasyllable, with dissyllabic rhyme running through the quatrain.
Tetrasyllable Verse: A verse of four syllables must have an accent on the third syllable.Legends, Tales and Poems
Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
- a word of four syllables